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Google marks start of ICC Champions Trophy with doodle you can't resist

02 June 2017

The wicket here is more batsmen-friendly nowadays as earlier it was considered as one of the quickest tracks in England.

Pakistan, who upset the odds to draw a Test series in England past year, have already been in Birmingham for two weeks in preparation for their bid to win the Champions Trophy, a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day global teams. Tamin Iqbal, who is averaging over 50 in ODI cricket over the past two years, and Soumya Sarkar at the top of have an important role to play in getting the Bangladeshi's off to a flier with the bat and provide a platform for the strong middle order of Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib, Mahmudullah and Mosaddek Hossain.

Their twin exits in the 45th over stalled Bangladesh, which embarrassed England at the last two Cricket World Cups.

Roy's opening partner Hales and Root went about their business without taking too many risks and ended up stitching a 159-run stand at little over run-a-ball.

Hales led their partnership, scoring freely in front of the wicket.

However, Morgan added that Stokes has "a very unusual injury".

Root, whose right calf began cramping midway through his innings, finished the match with a pair of boundaries - Nos. It was Root's highest score in ODIs. In the past two years, they have posted five of their six highest one-day scores including the world record total of 444 against Pakistan.

"This time it is going to be short and crisp, with only eight teams involved so it is going to be a highly competitive tournament and I think there are 4-5 contenders who can win the trophy", he added.

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It's got some neat animations, including the one where you get out for zero runs - a duck - where your cricket will turn into, yep, a duck.

Victory came at a price, though, for the bookies' title favorite. Bangladesh's spin will come from Shakib Al Hasan's left-armers and Mehedi Hasan's off-spin, both of whom tormented England on their tour previous year. "I feel ready for the tournament now", he said after India's convincing 240-run win over Bangladesh.

But Mortaza said Bangladesh had it in them to spring a surprise. If the sun is out, it's pretty handsome to bat. England and Bangladesh have turned heads with their progressive approach as they have developed settled line-ups that can match any top team.

But as the runs kept coming, an increasingly frustrated Stokes exchanged words with Tamim and mockingly patted him on the shoulder at the end of the 32nd over, with umpires Rod Tucker and S Ravi intervening to calm tempers.

Tamim skied Liam Plunkett to wicketkeeper Jos Buttler and Mushfiqur was caught in the deep for 79 off the next ball. Their departures stalled Bangladesh just when it needed to be surging.

Australia and New Zealand make up the other opposition in Group A and will meet at Edgbaston on Friday.

Bangladesh has the Australians on Monday.

Google marks start of ICC Champions Trophy with doodle you can't resist